ACTION NEEDED: Tell Congress to Fund the Front Lines
April 30, 2020
Right now, front-line public service workers – health care workers, corrections officers, custodians and other public service workers – are putting their lives at risk to fight this pandemic. But if Congress doesn’t pass state and local aid, these public service workers could be thanked with a pink slip.
Tell Congress to do its part to fund the front lines and pass state and local aid for public services. Front-line public service workers are critical to fighting this pandemic and re-opening our economy. America can do neither if we lay them off.
Send a letter to your representatives and senators to demand that they fund the front lines so that we can fight the pandemic and re-open our economy. Public service workers are doing their part. Members of Congress need to do theirs.
Copy and paste the sample email below and send it to Congress:
As each day passes, this crisis continues to threaten our families and communities. As public service workers, we risk our lives to provide essential services for our communities. We’re on the front lines of this pandemic and doing everything we can to protect our communities at all costs.
But without Congress’s help, we’re going to be thanked with pink slips.
Our state and local government budgets are reeling from this crisis. We need greater investment in our health care systems, our schools and our workplaces. We need to let the decision makers know that without us, we can’t fight this pandemic and re-open our economy.
Fund the front lines so that the essential services we provide can continue. We’re doing our jobs. We need Congress to do theirs.